StackOverflow Discord Webhook #
At the Manim discord server, we get a lot of requests for help and unfortunately, our interactions don’t make it to search engines for everyone to benefit from.
I then took a look at stackoverflow to see if there was some manim activity over there under the
manim tag. To my surprise, there were more questions than I thought there would be! However, there were many that were left unanswered since pretty much all manim activity happens on discord.
So to help with monitoring activity on stackoverflow, I made a general webhook to “continuously” (every x minutes) track incoming posts under a specific tag. Here’s the code:
The dependencies are:
- StackAPI: A simple Python wrapper for the Stack Exchange API
- dhooks: Convenient library to manage discord webhooks and create embeds
- bs4: Used to collect descriptions for questions.
- apscheduler: Scheduling library to run a task every x minutes
Here’s the final product: